Volume 24, 2013
Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting
Aimee Dars Ellis, Katherine Oertel
Challenging Consumer Behavior
Reducing the Use of Bottled Water at the IABS Conference
Bottled water drains natural resources and harms the environment. Yet, sometimes conference attendees rely on bottled water for the sake of convenience. This
paper, summarizing our interactive session, outlines the issues associated with the manufacture, distribution, and disposal of bottled water. Next, we present results of the Bottled Water Challenge, summarizing attendees ideas for reducing the use of bottled water at IABS. Finally, we outline how the Bottled Water Challenge can be adapted for other instructional uses.